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Seminar for Prospective MBA Applicants with Liberal Arts Backgrounds

forte foundation logoThe Forté Foundation, an organization devoted to helping launch women in careers in business, will host an online seminar next week designed for women from a liberal arts background who are interested in pursuing an MBA. “Women with liberal arts degrees are valued in the MBA classroom,” notes Forté. The online seminar, open to Forté members, will take place Tuesday, March 3, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST.

The webinar will feature women currently enrolled in MBA programs discussing the challenges and successes they experienced coming from liberal arts backgrounds. Specifically, the webinar will address how to leverage a liberal arts background or limited quantitative profile as part of the application process. “The diversity of backgrounds in an MBA classroom is one of the hallmarks of the degree,” notes Forté.  Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Busy, Busy

busyWelcome back to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from the business school blogosphere. This week, MBA applicants and current students alike are busy with the demands of the application process or business school life.   Continue reading…

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#MBA Top Tweets of the Week

Welcome to another installment of #MBA Top Tweets of the Week, in which we pull some notable Twitter posts from leading MBA programs.  This week, we’ve gathered MBA tweets from Cornell / Johnson’s multiple feeds.

Have you seen “re-tweetable” tweets in your feed this week? E-mail with your recommendations of which MBA programs we should spotlight next!  Check out our past recaps of Duke / Fuqua and Harvard Business School on Twitter.

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IESE Business School, China Europe International Business School Launch New World Executive MBA

internationalbusinessSpain’s IESE Business School has partnered with the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) to launch a new joint program targeting senior business leaders whose work crosses international borders. Called the World Executive MBA, the program launched in January and is designed to help participants hone their leadership skills with a particular emphasis on the challenges faced as part of managing businesses in different parts of the world.

The new program will feature modules on CEIBS and IESE campuses across five continents. Specifically, modules are scheduled to take place in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Barcelona, New York, Munich, Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo and in strategic locations in India and Africa. Participants selected for the program will be chosen strategically, in part to have the group as a whole represent a broad diversity of geographies, backgrounds, roles and sectors. Continue reading…

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UPenn Wharton MBA Admissions Interview Report: Round 2 / TBD / On Campus

wharton3The following is a Wharton MBA admissions interview description provided by a recent applicant:

With several close friends currently at Wharton, I expected to have a positive experience, but walked away from my interview/lunch/class experience extremely disappointed. Perhaps it was coming off the positivity of Haas’ Super Saturday, or a very enthusiastic interview at Fuqua the day before – I’m not sure. I will explore this after running you through the process. Continue reading…

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New Director Reinvigorates UC Berkeley Business Startup Accelerator

haas skydeckA Haas alumna and entrepreneur who has led several startups of her own has taken over as executive director of SkyDeck, the startup accelerator at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, the school reported this month.

Caroline Winnett, MBA ’90, who served most recently as founder and CEO of a neuroscience-inspired marketing company called BrandNeuro, met with Dean Rich Lyons because she wanted to run an accelerator program at Berkeley-Haas. Voila. She got her wish, joining as executive director of SkyDeck in November 2014. Continue reading…

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U.S. Business Schools Feel They Prepare Students Better Than European, Asian Counterparts, Kaplan Survey Finds

kaplanU.S. business schools believe their MBA graduates emerge better prepared for today’s business world than do graduates of their European and Asian counterparts, according to a recent survey by Kaplan Test Prep. No real shocker, right? But somewhat more surprising is the prevalence of that view. In Kaplan’s survey of more than 200 top U.S. business schools, a whopping 95 percent believe that American business schools better prepare their students than European business schools do. As compared to business schools in Asia, 92 percent of U.S. schools were confident their students were better prepared, this even amid the growing prominence of Asian MBA programs.

Survey respondents also expressed overwhelming confidence that MBA graduates from U.S. schools are properly prepared amid the rise of a tech-focused economy, with 95 percent of respondents saying so. Business leaders are not entirely in agreement, Kaplan notes, citing a Gallup study last year showing a third of business leaders disagreeing with the statement that “higher education institutions in this country are graduating students with the skills and competencies that my business needs.” Continue reading…

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Submit an MBA Interview Report from Michigan / Ross, NYU Stern, Berkeley / Haas, MIT Sloan, Cornell / Johnson, or UVA / Darden and Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

Welcome to our weekly edition of Tell Us Tuesday, where we highlight MBA interview reports that have recently been posted to our Interview Archive! Thanks to all of you who submitted interview reports over the past week.

If you’re interested in sharing your experience from the 2013-14 season, we’ll be awarding a $10 Amazon gift certificate to each applicant who submits an interview report for Michigan Ross, NYU Stern, Berkeley / Haas, MIT Sloan, Cornell / Johnson, or UVA / Darden through 12pm EST next Tuesday, March 3!  All you have to do is send us your interview field report for any of the above programs and we’ll send you a $10 Amazon gift certificate.  We will notify the winners by e-mail (Limit: one gift card per person).

Please include the following information:

  1. Date/Admissions Round
  2. Description of visit and/or interview atmosphere
  3. Type of interview (alum vs. adcom, blind vs. application-based)
  4. List of interview questions
  5. Commentary (What did you think of the interview? What surprised you? What didn’t surprise you? What might you conclude about the school based on this experience?)

Applicants who would like to supplement the information available on the Interview Archive can check out our Clear Admit Interview Guides, which provide school-specific insight about admissions interviews.  Good luck interviewing!

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Duke Fuqua MBA Admissions Interview Report: Round 2 / Second Year Student / On Campus

fuquaThe following is a summary of a Duke Fuqua MBA admissions interview provided by a recent applicant: 

I found other Interview Reports extraordinarily helpful in prepping for my interview, so I want to pay it forward. 
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